Sooners Win 4th Conference Series Fail To Get Sweep

2009 Big 12 Baseball Standings
Big 12 Pct Overall Pct
Oklahoma 8-4 .667 28-8 .778
Texas 9-6 .600 24-8 .750
Baylor 9-6 .600 23-10 .697
Kansas State 7-5 .583 26-9 .743
Kansas 7-5 .583 23-12 .657
Texas A&M 8-7 .533 21-14 .600
Texas Tech 7-8 .467 16-22 .421
Missouri 6-9 .400 17-19 .472
Oklahoma State 4-8 .333 21-14 .600
Nebraska 4-11 .267 16-18-1 .471
As of April 12, 08:08 PM CT

 

After blanking the Red Raiders in the first game of their weekend series the Sooners got a pleasant surprise from an old star. Making his first start since 2007 due to a shoulder injury, Stephen Porlier threw five innings allowing only two hits and striking out five batters helping lead OU to another shutout victory.

 

The return of Porlier helps bolster a pitching staff that went 33 consecutive innings without allowing a run to cross the plate. If he can continue to throw like he did on Saturday then Oklahoma suddenly has one of the best, if not the best, #1/#2 pitching combos in the conference along with Andrew Doyle.

 

Unfortunately for Oklahoma they couldn’t keep it going in game three dropping a 5-1 decision. About the only thing that Oklahoma has done wrong since conference play began is fail to capture a series sweep. With wins over Kansas State, Nebraska, Missouri and now Texas Tech the Sooners haven’t lost a series but they’ve also failed to pick up that elusive third series win. Who knows, maybe we’ll see it this weekend against Texas. Regardless I’ll be completely satisfied with winning two of three in every conference series.

 

In winning another series Oklahoma held on to first place in the conference standings but both Texas and Baylor are breathing down their necks. While the Sooners and Longhorns are battling it out in Austin the Bears will be visiting slumping Oklahoma State. First up though, Oklahoma has to take care of business when TCU comes to Norman Tuesday night.    

 

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